[Forum] Message sent to Voyager 1 - 40th anniversary

Michael R. Lengruesser mlengruesser at amsat-dl.org
Wed Sep 6 08:57:07 CEST 2017

Datum: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 13:40:22 -0400
Von: Rick Walter <wb3csy at gmail.com>
An: Amsat BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>

Captain Kirk, William Shatner, gave the command to send the 40th
anniversary message to Voyager 1 from NASA's control center. The message
was submitted by Oliver Jenkins and chosen by a committee. The message
consisted of 448 bits of info, transmitted by the 70 meter dish in
Madrid Spain. It took 28 seconds to sent at a rate of 16 bits/second. It
will travel 12.9 billion miles to reach Voyager's position in
interstellar space. It will take 19.25 hours, traveling at the speed of
light to reach Voyager 1. The message is: "We offer friendship across
the stars. You are not alone". The message was transmitted at 17:20:01
UTC, 1:20:01 PM EDT.

Rick, WB3CSY FN10

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre
minds" - Albert Einstein

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" -
Arthur C. Clarke

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